Contents

News

8 Round-up

New look for Guernsey; ACCO cuts jobs; Pukka acquisition; Staples stores selling iPads

10 Beyond OP

IS teams up with education association; Bunzl buys safety companies

 

12 Analysis

What’s hot from CES 2014; vendor consolidation
 continues; Staples rebrands

Features

30 Making it all fit
 What’s next on the agenda for Office Depot as it integrates OfficeMax?

37 Mobile trendsetter
 Mobilegear is a relatively new company, but it’s certainly making waves with its novel approach

40 Vendor Focus
 Pilot Corporation of America
 has been making writing fashionable, again

45 Tom Schinkel
 Is the OP industry
 de-globalising? Tom Schinkel puts his case forward

Category
 Analysis

49 Writing instruments
 The writing instruments category is increasingly being influenced by its digital counterpart

53 Arts and crafts
 The heyday of arts and crafts may be gone, but there
 remains plenty of potential left for OP resellers